Synonyms and Antonyms of sluggish
1 moving or proceeding at less than the normal, desirable, or required speed <the sluggish pace of the project is worrisome> Synonyms crawling, creeping, dallying, dawdling, dilatory, dillydallying, dragging, laggard, lagging, languid, leisurely, poking, poky (or pokey), slow, snaillike, snail-paced, tardy, unhurriedRelated Words deliberate, measured; inactive, inert, lethargic, loafing, lounging; lingering, loitering, tarrying; ambling, heavy-footed, inching, plodding, shuffling, slow-footed; strolling; decelerating, slowing; filibustering, procrastinating, stallingNear Antonyms expeditious, prompt, ready; accelerated, hastened, quickened; hurried, rushedAntonyms barreling, bolting, breakneck, breathless, brisk, careering, dizzy, fast, fleet, flying, hasty, hurrying, lightning, meteoric, quick, racing, rapid, rocketing, running, rushing, scooting, scudding, scurrying, snappy, speeding, speedy, swift, warp-speed, whirling, whirlwind, whisking, zipping
2 slow to move or act <reptiles are naturally sluggish at low temperatures> Synonyms dull, inert, lethargic, quiescent, sleepy, inactive, torpidRelated Words ambitionless, apathetic, indolent, languorous, lazy, lazyish, listless, shiftless, slack, slothful, sluggard, sluggardly; dormant, inanimate, motionless, resting, sedentary, static, still; dead; dopey (also dopy), drugged; asleep, drowsy, somnambulant; catatonic, comatoseNear Antonyms busy, engaged, occupied, working; animated, bouncing, dynamic, energetic, kinetic, lively, peppy, perky, spirited, sprightly, springy, vigorous, vital, vivacious, zippy; assiduous, diligent, hardworking, industrious, sedulousAntonyms active
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up sluggish? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).